This is an 18x24 oil painting I did of one of my favorite Godzilla monsters, Gigan! As a kid, he was pretty freaky, even today he is still bizarre looking. I still like the design of this monster. One of the difficulties of this painting was how big the monster ended up being. I knew I wanted to paint it 18x24, but just looking at my sketch, I did not realize how big that really was. Then I blew up my sketch and transferred the drawing to board, and saw how big this painting was. A lot of time went into the painting, I probably repainted the head 3 or 4 times along with other parts of the painting. I just was not used to painting this large and tight. Overall I am quite happy with the results!
Monday, February 9, 2015
Last semester I taught a long portrait and figure class at Watts Atelier. This is the demo that I did for my class. I finished the rest of it at home from a photo. I thought that doing a back pose, that this drawing would go by faster. Generally back poses tend to be faster drawings in my experience, you don't have to worry about a face. I was wrong though, I still ended up spending 40 + hours on this drawing! I am quite happy with the result. I was also trying to push the 3 dimensionality of the figure without the use of a background, I think it worked out well.